A dog groomer from Florida has been accused for breaking the tail of a veteran’s service dog which later resulted in getting its tail amputated.
Through a post on Facebook, Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff said that he walked James Cordell Doughty Suthann, the groomer accused of the alleged attack on a disabled German Shepherd, into the prison personally after he was arrested on Monday. Jeff Pearson, Chief of the Satellite Beach police accompanied Ivey in the entire process.
The incident took place on 6 February, when the disabled service dog was taken to pet grooming salon where the accused served as a groomer. Ivey says that Suthann was furious when the 8-year-old dog, called TT, was unable to stand in the entire grooming session.
A surveillance video at the salon captured Suthann grabbing the tail of the dog and swirling the animal off the floor. This twisted the poor dog’s tail so severely that it couldn’t be reattached and thus had to be amputated.
Ivey says that he will not be posting the graphics of the video on Facebook due to the extent of cruelty imposed on the dog.
TT’s owner is a veteran suffering from PTSD, who is extremely shattered following the entire incident.
Notably, the injured pet is recovering steadily after the emergency surgery.